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Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry

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Overview
Experience the best things to see in Auckland with a 24-hour hop on hop off bus ticket! Enjoy exploring Auckland at your own pace on two different tour routes, each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Discover the historic suburb of Devonport, tree lined streets, picturesque beaches and fashionable shopping districts. With a complimentary return ferry ride from downtown, the Auckland Explorer Bus is a great way to navigate your way around New Zealand’s largest city.
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off Auckland transport by double-decker bus
  • Two different bus routes covering all the most popular sights
  • On-board audio commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Buses depart regularly throughout the day: less time waiting means more sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to any of the bus stops (see Itinerary) to validate your 24- or 48-hour ticket, and then hop aboard one of the double-decker sightseeing buses. Your tickets offer access to both the Red Circle and Blue Circle bus routes, and buses leave regularly based on a seasonal schedule. Each circuit takes around one hour, and you can jump on and off as many times as you like. Perhaps visit the Auckland Museum, Auckland Zoo, or SEA LIFE Aquarium; admire the views from Bastion Point Lookout, Sky Tower, or Mt Eden; or take a stroll around Parnell Rose Park Gardens or the Winter Gardens. Upgrade to a museum or attraction combination pass, which includes admission to select sites across the route. While on the bus, plug in your headphones and listen to the on-board audio commentary, which points out the main attractions along the way and offers background history and fun facts to help you learn more about the city.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Duration
24h
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A child fares apply for ages 5 to 14 years (children aged 0-4 travel free
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This is a good hop on hop off service spanning all the major sites within Auckland. We were on a cruise around New Zealand and this service was significantly cheaper than the cruise ship offering. The only confusing point was when you arrived at the war memorial which is the
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Like some others, I was also misled by good reviews. My recent experience with that service was a disaster. We got on the bus at red stop 1 in Auckland. There were no headsets, no promised 8 languages, the sound was through 4 ceiling speakers, and you could hear it only if were
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora OCkids, I do apologise to hear that there were no headsets available for you whilst on our service and that you had a disappointing experience. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about this and will look into the details as soon as possible. If you could please email us directly at info@explorerbus.co.nz if you wish to take this complaint further. All the best for your future travels, Cheyenne and the team at Auckland Explorer
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We hoped on but didn't hope off, electing to traverse the full route in a little over two hours. We enjoyed the tour. We were told by more than one person that they prefer this yellow and blue bus over the red buses with the open doube deck.
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora dann262, We are grateful to hear that you have been recommended our tour from others, and it is amazing to hear you also enjoyed the tour! All the best for your future travels, Cheyenne and the team at Auckland Explorer
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Yes I bought a 25 hour ticket for the bus. It was different from the bus in Sydney in that the sound system wasn't in use. I wasn't offered any ear buds so I know the mgmt didn't intend to use the system. The brochure that was available was very detailed and gave you a pretty
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora M3681TBcarll, I do apologise to hear that the sound system wasn't working whilst you were on board our services, however we are pleased to hear that you were able to purchase tickets right outside your hotel and found our buses to be punctual. We do hope that you enjoyed the attractions we have on offer, and hope to see you again on our services soon, hopefully you will have more time to take advantage of our ferry to Devonport. All the best for your future travels, Cheyenne and the team at Auckland Explorer
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We found the Explorer bus an excellent way to see Auckland. Would recommend the 48 hour pass if you have the time to really see everything properly. The drivers were friendly and the bus appeared almost magically whenever we walked to the bus stop! My top tip would be to check
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Response from GrayLineNZteam, Customer Service Representative at Auckland Explorer: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Including Free Ferry
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kia Ora amorg43, We are happy to hear that you found our buses an excellent way to see the main attractions that Auckland has on offer and that the buses came to your stop quickly. It is definitely a great idea to check the port schedule if you are wishing to find the quieter times to travel. All the best for your future travels, Cheyenne and the team at Auckland Explorer
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Jimlanman
7961
Can be very good for seeing the city
We went there first thing when they start - 9 am – to have enough time. The site says it takes an hour to do each
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Katco
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
281171
Efficient and friendly
This is a good hop on hop off service spanning all the major sites within Auckland. We were on a cruise around
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CLCCalifornia
4534
Worth doing to catch the sights
Auckland is a spead out city. The explorer bus is a convenient way to visit the different neighborhoods and
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Linda T
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
102
Auckland hop on & off
We enjoyed our trip...weather was hot..views absolutely stupendous around the bay. Because of road works,we
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V4273OHdavidl
Seattle, Washington
255
Good way to see city
We appreciated the organized, efficient way to see the city in a relatively short time. It’s a fun city to visit.
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paulrU3860WQ
Southampton, United Kingdom
349
Not the best Bus tour!
The disparity between the Viator instructions and the Explorer instructions were significant. Only book with
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OCkids
Orange County, California
184
Very bad service, stay away from that company
Like some others, I was also misled by good reviews. My recent experience with that service was a disaster. We got
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dann262
Peoria, Arizona
243
This city tour is worth the time and money
We hoped on but didn't hope off, electing to traverse the full route in a little over two hours. We enjoyed the
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Franziska J
43
Desaster
I had to wait for ages and the reviews for this company were so much better than for the other hip on hop off bus
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Carl L
132
A great way to see the city
Yes I bought a 25 hour ticket for the bus. It was different from the bus in Sydney in that the sound system wasn't
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